Well, with numerous rumors and posts out there talking about the possibility of Big Al getting traded. I had an idea. There was the idea of trading Al for Granger (don't really believe Indiana goes for this), as well as rumors of a Bynum for Bosh trade.
Why not a Bosh to LA, Bynum to MIN and Al to TOR based trade? If LA wants Bosh and TOR just wants something out of the deal, they would be hard pressed to do better than Al. Bynum's defensive talents would be wasted in TOR. Hedu is already a stretch 4 anyway, which would give Al lots of space to operate. MIN gets the defensive center that so many people want. Yes Bynum makes slightly more right now, but has one less year on the contract.
Unfortunately Bynum is a BYC player. His trade salary is 6.25M. I am not very familiar with how the actual salary and BYC salary are used in the trades. Could someone enlighten me?
A trade I got to work mathematically was:
LA gets Bosh (15.7M, 1 yr) and Gomes (3.8M, 4 yrs, with cancel option)
MIN gets Bynum (12.5M, 3 yrs) and Morrison (4.8M, 1 yr)
TOR gets Al (12M, 4 yrs) and Vujacic (5M, 2 yrs)
LA gets Bosh to play PF with Gasol playing C, Artest playing SF, Kobe at SG...filler at PG plus Gomes and Odom at backup SF/PF. LA can cancel Gomes option over the summer to save money. Gomes gets shot at title. :)
MIN gets its defensive center to pair with Love, and an expiring in place of Gomes for more cap space to offset the increase in Bynum's salary.
TOR gets something for Bosh before he bolts (I have a hard time believing he won't flee as fast as he can). LA may have to throw in some cash to cover the added salary of Vujacic's second year.
This works on the ESPN Trade Machine. Would you do it? Would LA and TOR? What else would they need?